Violet Voss X Nicol Concilio Eyeshadow Palette

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Another YouTuber collab?! YES PLEASE! Violet Voss is hitting us with a brand new Eyeshadow Palette in collaboration with Nicole Concilio on Wednesday, 7.12! The palette will be $45 (fairly standard for Violet Voss) and will contain 20 total shadesThese shades vary between matte and shimmery. The shimmery shades are NYC (which p.s. is a purple iridescent shade – I know, right?! You would have thought it was straight frosty white but no no, it’s way cooler than that) Zo-zo, Glorious, Nicol, Sagittarius, GiGi, Palm Tree, L.A., Victoria, & Pingy. The matte shades are Bruh, Pizza, Mars, Daisy, Hangry, Blou, Hey Girl, Chawwcolate, Boop-Bop, & Retrograde.

I am a HUGE fan of YouTuber collabs – in fact, most of my collection is made up of YouTuber collars (literally, I’ve got the Kathleen Lights eyeshadow palette & the Kathleen Lights Colourpop lippies, the Shaaanxo eyeshadow palette, the Carli Bybel Deluxe eyeshadow palette, the It’sJudyTime eyeshadow palette, the Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette… the list goes on). Why? Mostly because they get a ton of hype & I’m a sucker but also because I totally love supporting these girls for killing it, period. And I LOVE the products! But for some reason, this one is slightly underwhelming.

Violet Voss X Nicol Concilio Eyeshadow Palette

The top two rows are primarily those warms, orangey red tones that are super trendy right now but also a bit played out at this point and the rest of the shades are just ones that we’ve seen so many times before. Honestly, most of us probably already have each of these shades in our collection (even though, like I said, NYC is a trippy shifting shade, it’s almost the same as the super white highlight in the Carli Babel Deluxe Edition eyeshadow palette). I also haven’t tried Violet Voss shadows personally yet so I can’t attest to the quality, either. Don’t get me wrong, the palette is totally gorgeous! I’m just not sure how many of us will find a need (or even really a want cause let’s be real, we don’t NEED any more makeup) for this specific color range. That packaging, through, is totally lit (that holographic mirror though!) but we can’t justify $45 for packaging, can we?? If you’re a collector, this might be something you just can’t resist, but otherwise, I’m thinking this might be a pass. What do you think?! I’d love to know!

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Violet Voss X Nicol Concilio Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Violet Voss: Rose Gold Highlighter Palette

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Omg omg oh em gee – sooooooo many highlighters! This time it’s Violet Voss releasing their NEW Rose Gold Highlighter Palette on Thursday, 5.04! The palette comes with six new shades in Bloom, Rouge, Tea Rose, Fleur, Petals, and Blossom. How springy-sounding are those names?! So cute! Each of these shades has insane pigmentation and reflects a beautiful metallic & duochrome finish.

Obviously, rose gold is super trendy right now & I don’t know any beauty lover that doesn’t love them some good rosey-goldy glow, do you?? But we’ve got to say – I’m not sure these shades are going to suite many of us… As you can see from the swatches above, they appear so SO STUNNING on the darker skin tone on the left – that is a true highlight in all of it’s rose gold GLORY! However, check out the swatches on the lighter skin tone to the right – these are so stark! If you were to brush that on the tops of your fair-skinned cheek bones (even lightly), I’m afraid it would come off as a very apparent streak of shimmery pink or luminous peach right across your face. Lemme tell you: Not. Cute. I get that those may simply be heavy swatches but nonetheless, this clearly wouldn’t work for anyone fairer than a medium, olivey skin tone which is like… ugh, so lame!

And, as we’ve said many times before when covering previous releases of Violet Voss such as their Ride or Die and Matte About You palettes, their products tend to be on the pricey side. Like, way past the point of high end. Although a price hasn’t been released for the Rose Gold Highlighter Palette we would guess it would be in the range of $55 – $65 – CRAZY!

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Violet Voss: Matte About You Eyeshadow Palette

Violet Voss: Matte About You Eyeshadow Palette

Following their last hugely hyped & immensely popular eyeshadow palette Ride or Die, Violet Voss is releasing another (smaller) eyeshadow palette, Matte About You on Thursday, 4.06! This palette will contain only 20 shades compared to the 42 shadows in the Ride or Die palette – but this will also be much more reasonably priced! We expect it to launch for $45 (far from the $75 we all had to fork over for the Ride or Die … that was rough!) Before I get further into my personal take on this new launch, peep these swatches real quick:

Violet Voss: Matte About You Eyeshadow Palette

The swatches certainly appear to perform as we expect from Violet Voss – creamy as butter & pigmented, right?? My concern with this palette is the pure lack of contrast & variety. It’s truly a neutral palette – which is totally okay! But it’s absolutely nothing we haven’t seen before. Each shade is such a slight variation from the shade before. It’s a series of cool brown after chocolate brown after warm orangey brown. I do see the subtle hints of mauve over there to the left, but this palette still leaves me looking for more, ya know? Plus, lets be real – how many ALL MATTE palettes do we each have right now?! I can count at least 4 in my collection right now. Do we truly need another totally brown, totally neutral, totally matte palette? I’m not so sure. I can see this being an incredible investment if you are new to the makeup scene & want to delve into the natural shades with some super high quality shadows! If that’s you, go girl! Pick this up! But otherwise, I’m not sure it’s a must have for the rest of us. But let me know what you think! I’d love to know!

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Violet Voss: Ride Or Die Palette

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Wow guys, Violet Voss just announced on their Instagram that they are doing a special launch of their Ride or Die palette during the IMATS weekend! For those of us who are too broke from buying makeup to make it to Los Angeles for IMATS, we still get a chance to own this beautiful palette! It will only be available from Jan 12th to the 15th, and they are including a small discount as well so you can get it for $68 instead of $75. Although the discount isn’t big it basically pays for shipping and once the weekend is over, it won’t be available until the official release date. We will update with the purchase link on the 12th!

Update: Since we last posted about the Ride or Die Palette, it had been released as part of a special launch. We’ve added some reviews and swatch videos below so you can really see all these amazing colors in action. The official release is 2.23 at 3pm EST!

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